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Zantac and some OTC meds found to contain suspected carcinogen first discovered in blood pressure drugs

The saga of potentially dangerous impurities in the U.S. drug supply continues. A suspected cancer-causing impurity that has been found in some blood pressure medicines has now shown up in Sanofi’s Zantac and some over-the-counter heartburn drugs.  At this point, the FDA says that while N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has been discovered in these ranitidine medicines like… Read More »

FDA Approves Gvoke (glucagon), the First Ready-to-use Stable Liquid Glucagon for Severe Hypoglycemia

FDA Approves Gvoke (glucagon), the First Ready-to-use Stable Liquid Glucagon for Severe Hypoglycemia Print this page CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 10, 2019– Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: XERS), a specialty pharmaceutical company leveraging its novel technology platforms to develop and commercialize ready-to-use injectable and infusible drug formulations, announced today that it has received regulatory approval from the U.S.… Read More »

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

A patient in Illinois is the first to die of a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, public health officials announced on Friday. The death occurred as doctors and hospitals nationwide report an increasing number of vaping-related respiratory illnesses this summer: 193 cases have now been reported in 22 states, including 22 cases in Illinois,… Read More »